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The Perfect American
PREMIERE1/22/2013 — Teatro Real, English National Opera
COMPOSERPhilip Glass   
LIBRETTISTSPeter Stephan Jungk   Rudolph Wurlitzer   
 
Synopsis
An opera based on the novel Der König von Amerika by Peter Jungk, a fictionalized biography of Walt Disney during his final months, narrated by an Austrian cartoonist who worked for Disney in the 1950s. We discover Disney's delusions of immortality and get a glimpse into his private life.
MOST PRODUCED SINCE 2000
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398The Perfect American2
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This work ranks as the #163 most produced North American title since 2000.
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